by Yvette Gilfillan
Those Who Lost The Most: Aboriginal Australians 5th edition
The highly regarded history of Australia's First Nations people since colonisation, fully updated for this fifth edition.
In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society.
Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying over two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted theoriginal inhabitatns, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern Australia.
Broome's Aboriginal Australians has long been regarded as the most authoritative account of black-white relations in Australia. This fifth edition continues the story, covering the impact of the Northern Territory Intervention, the mining boom in remote Australia, the Uluru Statement, the resurgence of interest in traditional Aboriginal knowledge and culture, and the new generation of Aboriginal leaders.
A new chapter covers the Uluru Statement, the Australia Day campaign, persistent inequality between black and white Australians despite Closing the Gap measures, and the resurgence of interest in culture and language among young people of Indigenous descent.
Brewarrina jail closure will have devastating effect
[Jessie Davies, ABC]
The Yetta Dhinnakkal Centre, meaning "right pathway" in traditional language, was established on a remote sheep station in 2000 as Australia's first prison exclusively for young Aboriginal men.
Indigenous bones reinterred in Numbucca Heads
[Luisa Rubbo, Claudia Jambor and Kirstie Wellauer, ABC]
The bones, which were confirmed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to be 750 years old, were discovered in October 2017 at a Nambucca Heads property purchased by Joanna and Terry Walker to spend their retirement years in.
Renowned artist Aunty Shireen Malamoo hosts art exhibition CQUniversity Townsville
by Tiahna Fiddling
Talking about her life’s journey, Aunty Shireen talked about the significance that family played in influencing her artwork.